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    Competitors Wesley and Will Blair and Eli Wulfhorst

    - Competitors Wesley and Will Blair and Eli Wulfhorst
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    Kameron Shull getting picked up after his turn in the Boom Division

    - Kameron Shull getting picked up after his turn in the Boom Division
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    Jeff, Allison, Will, Wesley and baby Walker Blair

    - Jeff, Allison, Will, Wesley and baby Walker Blair
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    Dustin and Keeli Fry of Denver

    - Dustin and Keeli Fry of Denver
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    McCorkle family watches the tournament

    - McCorkle family watches the tournament
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    Haley Orahood with her dog Bella

    - Haley Orahood with her dog Bella
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    Barefoot Challenge winner Peter Fleck

    - Barefoot Challenge winner Peter Fleck
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    Greg Fossett

    - Greg Fossett

35th Annual Lake Norman New Year’s Day Barefoot Challenge

By Sam Boykin | Photography by Sue Sidzina

Posted: Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

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Seven-time national barefoot skiing endurance champion Peter Fleck added another accomplishment to his resume when he won the 35th Annual Lake Norman New Year’s Day Barefoot Challenge. The event, held at Lake Norman Marina in Sherrills Ford, is one of the longest-running barefoot water ski tournaments in the world. John Gillette, the announcer for the event and former world barefoot team member, also competed in the event, and helped raised nearly $700 for Samaritan’s Feet, a Charlotte-based ministry that provides shoes for millions of impoverished children around.

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